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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching the win over Miami with my grandkids on my lap
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: The Ohio State Buckeyes
  • NFL TEAM: (sort of) Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: I thought you wanted SPORTS
  • NBA TEAM: (sort of) Lakers
  • MLB TEAM: (sort of) Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Again, can we stick to sports? & to HEKK this.

Recent Activity

Comment 12 Jul 2017

In our quest for perfection, we shall achieve excellence.

Comment 01 May 2016

One of many factors ... learning is key, but there are always a few with the attitude "I've made it to the top (& my millions)...I don't have to bust my A$$ anymore."  Injuries, being in the right system for the player's skills, and things none of us have ever considered.

Comment 07 Apr 2016

At this time, I'll only add that 2001 was JT's first year, not 2002.... (taken from Bucknuts or 24/7 sports)


* LB/DE/TE Redgie Arden, Ironton (Oh.)
* WR Angelo Chattams, Dayton (Oh.) Chaminade-Julienne
* OL Ryan Cook, Martinsville (Ind.)
* DB Dustin Fox, Canton (Oh.) GlenOak
* DE Simon Fraser, Upper Arlington (Oh.)
* WR Chris Gamble, Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Dillard
* DL Marcus Green, Louisville (Ky.) Male
* RB Maurice Hall, Columbus (Oh.) Brookhaven
* TE Ryan Hamby, Cincinnati (Oh.) Moeller
* K Mike Nugent, Centerville (Oh.)
* OL Adam Olds, Dublin (Oh.) Coffman
* RB JaJa Riley, San Diego (Calif.) Mission Bay
* RB Lydell Ross, Tampa (Fla.) Gaither
* FB Brandon Schnittker, Sandusky (Oh.) Perkins
* WR Chris Vance, Ft. Scott (Kan.) CC

Comments: New OSU head coach Jim Tressel did a fine job of picking up the pieces after being hired to replace John Cooper with just a few short weeks left in the recruiting season. The class was looking shaky in early January but wound up being rated in the top 20 nationally. Tressel was able to keep two players who were wavering -- All-American Dustin Fox and four-star receiver Angelo Chattams -- as well as add a handful of fine prospects in January in Gamble, Green, Hall, Nugent, and Ross. Ross in particular was viewed as a major out-of-state coup. The top players from this class ironically turned out to be two of the lesser-publicized players -- Gamble and Nugent. Fox lived up to his billing and Fraser, Green, Hall, Hamby, and Schnittker became either starters or solid contributors for the Buckeyes. Vance produced well in his first season but had a bit of a rough senior year both on and off the field. Arden was a very highly-rated prospect but battled a series of injury and off-the-field incidents at OSU. Cook and Riley transferred early in their careers while Olds was forced to give up his career due to injury. In Ohio, the Buckeyes lost defensive ends Pat Massey (Cleveland St. Ignatius) and Pierre Woods (Cleveland Glenville) to Michigan and prior commitment Brandon McKinney (Dayton C-J) to Michigan State, but Arden, Chattams, Fraser, Fox, and Hall were all viewed as top 10 players in the state.

Comment 19 Mar 2016

Hey now...let's not forget we have wrestlers going now too, the medal rounds are going...NATO won 3rd, and Bo Jordan will be coming up here shortly.